May 9 2012 by Jean Pedder, Stirling Observer Wednesday
STIRLING Golf Club's Pat Cockshoot and Helen Appleby won the family foursomes Griffin Trophy at the weekend.
Their 71 was one shot better than the 72 by Forbes and Lewis Brunton with nearest the pin being Stuart Griffin.
Youths April 29 medal: 1 Neil McGregor 73, 2 Russell Stewart 66, 3 Grant MacArthur 69.
Last week the club hosted visits from more than 100 children from local primary schools as part of Clubgolf.
They enjoyed some time on the practice area and putting green before volunteers from the ladies’ and gents’ sections took each group on a tour of the club.
A club spokesperson said: “The course looked wonderful and it was clearly a great experience for the children to come and visit a proper course and see techniques which they have been learning being put into practice. They certainly had lots of questions.
“We hope that some of them will take their golf further, and perhaps be the stars of the future.”
SLGA Medal results: silver 1 Tricia Chillas 74, 2 Vicki Stevenson 75, 3 Elma Leisk 75; bronze 1 Frances Oxburgh 69, 2 Rhoda Hatleskog 72, 3 Kirsty MacLeod 76; scratch Vicki Stevenson 80.
The Veterans Trophy winner wasa Rhoda Hatleskog.
BRIDGE OF ALLAN
ON SATURDAY the fifth monthly medal was played: A class 1 David Anderson 74-9-65, 2 Derek MacGowan 76-10-66, 3 Stewart Cameron 77-9-68; B class 1 Malcolm Tillson 78-18-60 bih, 2 John Eastwood 85-25-60, 3 Drummond Gardner 82-21-61 bih.
THE weather on Friday resulted in a reduction only CSS but with calmer conditions on Saturday there were some low scores returned.
Ken Wilkie won the scratch class with a level par 69.
The first class was won by Ian MacLachlan (9) on 64. Runner-up was Callum Paterson (7) on 65 and third place went to Gavin Higgins (10) on 66.
John Scales (12) won the second class on 65 and BIH than Ian Campbell (11). Jack Blair (11) edged third place on 66 and BIH.
Peter Withington (24) won the third class on 64, despite finishing with an 8. Runner-up was Johnny Blackwood (16) on 65, who edged out John Gibson (24) with a BL3 where John had a 7 at the last.
The qualifiers for the Old Club Trophy matchplay on 157 or better were Andrew Grant, Colin Graham, Alan Murray, Robbie Mailer, Ian Matthewson, Craig O’Connor, Ken Wilkie, Brian Deakin, John Barr, Peter McSorley, Tom Green, Chris Gater, Craig MacLachlan, Joe Patton and Alastair MacRae.
There was a good turnout of 102 for the Wednesday Medal.
Euan Douglas gave a glimpse of his old form in winning the scratch on 74.
Four players returned 69 in the first class but John Doran (11) took the honours with BIH ahead of Kenny Gibson (7), Stewart Kerr (8) and John McAlpine (10).
In the second class Denis Calderwood (18) won with 68, ahead of three players on 69. Second with BIH was Willie Buchan (17), ahead of Robert Turnbull (28) and Owen Hutchison (15).
Next weekend is the Hydro Cup. On Wednesday the qualifying for the Arnold McCulloch Trophy will be played.
The Belhaven Trophy open senior mixed foursomes will be played on Wednesday, May 16 and there are a few tee times still available.
MEDAL results: silver 1 Maggi Davidson 79-13-66 (lowest gross), 2 Catherine Simpson 91-19-72; bronze 1 Elspeth Kent 100-36-64, 2 Jane MacLennan 93-29-64.
THE younger members almost had a clean sweep at the Perth County Spring Meeting last week, with Calum Hill winning the U18s, Ross White winning the U16s, and Robert Watson pipped by one shot in the U14s.
There was a large field form the gents’ 36-hole qualifying for the scratch and handicap knock-out trophies. Neil MacDonald headed the 16 scratch qualifiers on 146 and Iain Gwynne headed the 32 handicap qualifiers on 140. The draws have now been posted on the website and club notice boards.
Gents’ Wednesday medal: Mark Inglis 69.
The Caledonian League team got their season underway with a 5-1 home win against Balbirnie. The Whisky Castle Cup winner was Eric Honeyman.
Ladies Coronation Fours: 1 Jane Black and Justine Allen 39, 2 Kath Stewart and Maureen Richardson 43, 3 Alex Glaister and Ann McCrorie 44.
Laura Walker and Louise Woodburn defeated Crieff away by 5 and 4 in the SLGA Foursomes. Laura Walker and Eilidh Watson won the scratch prize at Alloa, while captain Alex Glaister and won the mixed open at Carnoustie on Sunday.
This week sees the second in the series of Izat Medals for the gents while the ladies compete for the SLGA Medal and Seamab Quaich. The Caledonian League team are at home to Royal Montrose.
THE County boys’ matchplay events have reached their finals. In the senior event there will be an all-Braehead final between Scott Beattie and Gregor McEwan. Jonathan Clark of Tillicoultry will face Ryan Blyth from Braehead in the junior final.
County team captain Jamie Aitken is off to Prestatyn for the Welsh Strokeplay Championship, which also includes Dollar’s Scott Borrowman in the 120-strong field. It isn played over 72 holes from May 25 to 27.
Alva’s Lawrence Allan is in the field for the Scottish Youths Championship at Ladybank this week.
At the SLGA Foursomes Tillicoultry lost to Stirling in the first round and Braehead will play Stirling in the second round.